Exporting multiple posts

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You can export a whole E-notebook or multiple Posts in a E-notebook if you are the owner of the E-notebook. The E-notebook or Posts together with comments are exported as a zip file of HTML files and related resources such as images. The package also contains an index page. The index page is a list of all the Posts in your E-notebook if you choose to export All Posts or it is the selected Post if you choose to a specific Post when you export. Owing to the evolution of LabTrove e-Notebooks as a blog-based system, some internal variables do still use the term blog.

Exporting all the Posts in a E-notebook

  1. In the E-notebook, select Export Blog from the This Blog section in the navigation menu.
  2. For Index Post, ensure the option All Posts is selected.
  3. Click Start export to begin the export. The Export Blog Processing page is displayed.
  4. When the export has completed, the Status is displayed as Complete and the zip file is available to download.
  5. Download the zip file to your file system.

If you return to the E-notebook and click Export Blog again, the Export Blog Processing page is displayed again with your zip file. If it looks like the export is not working, try opening a new browser window and click Export Blog. Often the zip file is displayed ready to be downloaded.

Extract the contents of the zip file to view the HTML files. Open the index.html file to see a link to all the Posts in your E-notebook. You can now view the contents of your E-notebook offline.

Exporting selected Posts

Instead of exporting all the Posts in a E-notebook you can choose to export a subset. For example, you might want to export all the Posts relating to a particular experiment. To export a subset of your Posts you must first create a Post linking to all the Posts that you want to export. This Post can be used as the Index Post. All the links to other Posts from the Index Post are exported and included in the zip file, together with their resources.

When you select a specific Index Post you can choose the depth of links to follow when the export is performed. For example, the default Follow Depth is 1. With this setting, all the Posts to which the Index Post is linked, are exported including Posts from E-notebooks that you do not own. If you set a Follow Depth value of 2, all the links in these Posts will be followed and their associated Posts are included in the export. You can increase the Follow Depth to a value of 9. Increasing the value of the Follow Depth will increase the amount of time that the export takes and increase the number of Posts included in the export.

To export specific Posts and associated Posts:

  1. In the E-notebook, select Export Blog from the This Blog section in the navigation menu.
  2. For Index Post, select the Post you have chosen as the index page.
  3. Select a Follow Depth. If you only want the Posts associated with the Index Post included in the export, leave the Follow Depth set to 1. If you want the export to include more associated Posts, increase the Follow Depth value for the depth of links to follow.
  4. Click Start export to begin the export. The Export Blog Processing page is displayed.
  5. When the export has completed, the Status is displayed as Complete and the zip file is available to download.
  6. Download the zip file to your file system.

Extract the contents of the zip file to view the HTML files. Open the index.html file to see a link to all the Posts in your E-notebook. You can now view the contents of your E-notebook offline.

What to do next

For information about how to export a specific Post, see Exporting an individual post.


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